Common Sense Flourishes in the Missouri Senate
Whatever the benefits of physical exercise, the state doesn’t need to mandate 30 minutes of it per day for public elementary schools, as the Senate sensibly decided today. If that policy would actually have improved student achievement — as the bill’s sponsor suggested — districts will figure it out on their own.
To see how bad the nanny state can get, read the full text of the bill. It goes into the nitty-gritty details of how high a student’s heart rate has to go during exercise, and which specific vitamins have to be in school lunches.